Over the moon but also upset!!!

Discussion in 'ARCHIVE FORUM: Support discussions' started by Shakey1961a, Dec 18, 2005.

  1. Shakey1961a

    Shakey1961a Registered User

    Nov 7, 2004
    111
    Southport
    Went to visit Mum as usual today. She seems on top form considering how advanced her condition is, I say that cos she was upset and said she wanted to die so things must have been getting here down, so I think she was noticing things more.

    Anyway, I gave her lunch, which as usual went down as fast as I could feed it her.

    Ten minutes later she turned to me, and, as clear as day she said to me:-

    "Thank you for helping me"

    It was wonderful to hear just those five words, but it also made me upset.

    Mum is still there somewhere under the Alzheimer's and she still recognises me.

    Made me so happy. A lovely Christmas present.

    God bless my Mum.

    Keep smiling everyone, you do get a glimps of them now and again!!!!
     
  2. KarenC

    KarenC Registered User

    Jun 2, 2005
    122
    Los Angeles, USA
    It is kind of ironic, isn't it, that sometimes the more "with it" the person with dementia is, the more difficult it may be for them. When we visited my mom about a week ago (took Mom from her Alzheimer's home over to see Dad at his nursing home) she was mostly pretty chipper but did have a few spells of crying. She is getting in general pretty incoherent, but what came through when she was upset was basically how getting old stinks -- never thought she'd get like this, she's not worth anything any more, etc.

    Karen

    P.S. That's great that is generally working well to have moved your mum to a different floor -- something of a new start without a major move. I hope things continue to smooth out for you.
     
  3. Sheila

    Sheila Registered User

    Oct 23, 2003
    2,259
    West Sussex
    Dear Shakey, treasure these moments, they are very precious, these little breaks through the dementia moments. So glad you had a good visit, love She. XX
     
  4. connie

    connie Registered User

    Mar 7, 2004
    9,519
    Frinton-on-Sea
    Dear shakey, a silver lining day. So glad for you, Connie
     

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